NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Chris Paul 1847
19. Don Buse 1818
20. Shawn Marion 1759
21. Paul Pierce 1749
22. Magic Johnson* 1724
23. Ron Harper 1716
24. Metta World Peace 1714
25. LeBron James 1675
26. Fat Lever 1666
27. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
42. Jason Terry 1521
43. Kendall Gill 1519
44. Reggie Miller* 1505
45. Andre Iguodala 1491
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. George McGinnis 1448
50. Dwyane Wade 1440
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. David Robinson* 1388
56. Bobby Jones 1387
57. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
58. Vince Carter 1376
59. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
61. Monta Ellis 1355
62. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Mike Gale 1349
65. Rickey Green 1348
66. Quinn Buckner 1337
67. T.R. Dunn 1316
68. Latrell Sprewell 1294
69. Alvan Adams 1289
70. Vlade Divac 1288
71. Manu Ginobili 1283
  George Gervin* 1283
73. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
75. John Lucas 1273
76. Kenny Anderson 1258
77. Terry Cummings 1255
78. Grant Hill 1248
79. Brevin Knight 1229
80. Tyrone Corbin 1228
81. Byron Scott 1224
82. Robert Parish* 1219
83. Trevor Ariza 1216
84. Mitch Richmond* 1211
85. Reggie Theus 1206
86. Rajon Rondo 1205
87. Gerald Wallace 1200
88. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
90. Ray Williams 1198
91. Chris Webber 1197
92. Dan Majerle 1194
93. Norm Nixon 1187
94. Shawn Kemp 1185
95. Mike Bibby 1172
96. Calvin Murphy* 1165
97. Caron Butler 1163
98. Jack Sikma 1162
99. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
100. Robert Horry 1158
101. Jay Humphries 1153
102. Chris Ford 1152
103. Fred Brown 1149
104. Horace Grant 1143
105. Terrell Brandon 1142
106. Sedale Threatt 1138
107. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
109. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
111. Dirk Nowitzki 1131
112. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
113. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
115. Rashard Lewis 1115
116. Nick Anderson 1114
117. Stephen Jackson 1109
118. Brian Taylor 1106
119. Sam Perkins 1105
120. Rick Barry* 1104
121. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
122. Larry Hughes 1092
123. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
125. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
128. Josh Smith 1083
129. Kevin Johnson 1082
130. Michael Adams 1081
131. Buck Williams 1080
132. Tom Gugliotta 1079
133. Derrick McKey 1072
134. Alex English* 1067
135. Johnny Newman 1064
136. Jamal Crawford 1059
137. Sam Cassell 1058
138. Lionel Hollins 1053
  Tony Allen 1053
140. Chauncey Billups 1051
141. Michael Cage 1050
142. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
143. Russell Westbrook 1048
  Antawn Jamison 1048
145. Darwin Cook 1044
146. James Worthy* 1041
147. Paul Millsap 1038
148. Michael Cooper 1033
  Raymond Felton 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
151. Joe Johnson 1027
152. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
154. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
156. Johnny Moore 1017
157. Avery Johnson 1007
158. John Drew 1004
159. Danny Manning 1000
160. Sam Lacey 999
161. Paul Pressey 997
162. Michael Finley 996
163. Jason Richardson 995
164. Foots Walker 992
165. Carmelo Anthony 989
  Craig Ehlo 989
167. Shane Battier 988
168. Mike Conley 987
169. Rudy Gay 986
170. Dell Curry 985
171. Tony Parker 977
172. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
174. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
176. Robert Reid 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. Thaddeus Young 968
179. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
181. Slick Watts 961
182. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
184. Brent Barry 955
185. Damon Stoudamire 953
186. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
188. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
190. Nene Hilario 945
191. Adrian Dantley* 944
192. Dan Issel* 943
193. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
195. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
197. Fatty Taylor 935
198. Jason Williams 933
199. Darrell Griffith 931
200. Allen Leavell 929
201. Vern Fleming 926
202. Sidney Moncrief 924
203. Spud Webb 922
  Kyle Lowry 922
205. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
208. Stephen Curry 915
209. P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
212. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
214. Gerald Wilkins 907
215. Joe Dumars* 902
216. Steve Nash 899
217. Kenyon Martin 893
218. Marques Johnson 888
219. Dwight Howard 887
  Greg Anthony 887
221. Tom Chambers 885
222. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
224. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
225. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
227. Greg Ballard 877
228. J.R. Smith 876
229. Bryon Russell 874
230. Earl Watson 873
  Devin Harris 873
232. Larry Nance 872
233. Mario Chalmers 871
234. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
236. Rodney Rogers 868
237. Bernard King* 866
238. Elvin Hayes* 864
239. Mark Price 860
240. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
242. Detlef Schrempf 856
243. Bo Outlaw 855
  Corey Brewer 855
245. Vinnie Johnson 852
246. Lamar Odom 848
247. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
250. Otis Thorpe 840

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1944
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1859
17. Chris Paul 1847
18. Shawn Marion 1759
19. Paul Pierce 1749
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Metta World Peace 1714
23. LeBron James 1675
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Andre Miller 1546
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jeff Hornacek 1536
38. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
40. Jason Terry 1521
41. Kendall Gill 1519
42. Julius Erving* 1508
43. Reggie Miller* 1505
44. Andre Iguodala 1491
45. Dennis Johnson* 1477
46. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
47. Ray Allen 1451
48. Dwyane Wade 1440
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
55. Vince Carter 1376
56. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
58. Monta Ellis 1355
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Quinn Buckner 1337
63. T.R. Dunn 1316
64. Latrell Sprewell 1294
65. Alvan Adams 1289
66. Vlade Divac 1288
67. Manu Ginobili 1283
68. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
70. John Lucas 1273
71. Kenny Anderson 1258
72. Terry Cummings 1255
73. Grant Hill 1248
74. Brevin Knight 1229
75. Tyrone Corbin 1228
76. Byron Scott 1224
77. Robert Parish* 1219
78. Trevor Ariza 1216
79. Mitch Richmond* 1211
80. Reggie Theus 1206
81. Rajon Rondo 1205
82. Gerald Wallace 1200
83. Grant Long 1199
84. Ray Williams 1198
85. Chris Webber 1197
86. Dan Majerle 1194
87. Norm Nixon 1187
88. Shawn Kemp 1185
89. Mike Bibby 1172
90. Calvin Murphy* 1165
91. Caron Butler 1163
92. Jack Sikma 1162
93. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Jay Humphries 1153
97. Chris Ford 1152
98. Fred Brown 1149
99. Horace Grant 1143
100. Terrell Brandon 1142
101. Sedale Threatt 1138
102. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
104. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
106. Dirk Nowitzki 1131
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
110. Rashard Lewis 1115
111. Nick Anderson 1114
112. Stephen Jackson 1109
113. Sam Perkins 1105
114. Rick Barry* 1104
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
116. Larry Hughes 1092
117. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
119. Moses Malone* 1089
120. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
123. Josh Smith 1083
124. Kevin Johnson 1082
125. Michael Adams 1081
126. Buck Williams 1080
127. Tom Gugliotta 1079
128. Derrick McKey 1072
129. Alex English* 1067
130. Johnny Newman 1064
131. Jamal Crawford 1059
132. Sam Cassell 1058
133. Tony Allen 1053
  Lionel Hollins 1053
135. Chauncey Billups 1051
136. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
138. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
139. Antawn Jamison 1048
  Russell Westbrook 1048
141. Darwin Cook 1044
142. James Worthy* 1041
143. Paul Millsap 1038
144. Raymond Felton 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
147. Joe Johnson 1027
148. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
150. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
152. Johnny Moore 1017
153. Avery Johnson 1007
154. John Drew 1004
155. Danny Manning 1000
156. Sam Lacey 999
157. Paul Pressey 997
158. Michael Finley 996
159. Jason Richardson 995
160. Foots Walker 992
161. Craig Ehlo 989
  Carmelo Anthony 989
163. Shane Battier 988
164. Mike Conley 987
165. Rudy Gay 986
166. Dell Curry 985
167. Tony Parker 977
168. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
170. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
172. Robert Reid 973
173. Kirk Hinrich 972
174. Thaddeus Young 968
175. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
177. Slick Watts 961
178. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
180. Brent Barry 955
181. Damon Stoudamire 953
182. Mike Woodson 952
183. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
185. Nene Hilario 945
186. Adrian Dantley* 944
187. George Gervin* 941
188. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
190. Gerald Henderson 939
191. Jason Williams 933
192. Darrell Griffith 931
193. Allen Leavell 929
194. Vern Fleming 926
195. Sidney Moncrief 924
196. George McGinnis 923
197. Spud Webb 922
  Kyle Lowry 922
199. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
202. Stephen Curry 915
203. Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
206. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
208. Gerald Wilkins 907
209. Joe Dumars* 902
210. Steve Nash 899
211. Kenyon Martin 893
212. Marques Johnson 888
213. Dwight Howard 887
  Greg Anthony 887
215. Tom Chambers 885
216. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
218. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
219. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
221. Greg Ballard 877
222. J.R. Smith 876
223. Bryon Russell 874
224. Devin Harris 873
  Earl Watson 873
226. Larry Nance 872
227. Mario Chalmers 871
228. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
230. Rodney Rogers 868
231. Bernard King* 866
232. Elvin Hayes* 864
233. Mark Price 860
234. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
236. Detlef Schrempf 856
237. Bo Outlaw 855
  Corey Brewer 855
239. Vinnie Johnson 852
240. Lamar Odom 848
241. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
244. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
246. Deron Williams 839
247. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830
249. Luol Deng 829
250. Rory Sparrow 828

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
  Mike Jackson 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Roger Brown* 103
  Ticky Burden 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. George Adams 88
  Joe Hamilton 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty* 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. Jimmy Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 51
115. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Bob Netolicky 37
  Monte Towe 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Roger Brown 31
  Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Jim Ard 16
  Roy Ebron 16
  Henry Ward 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
144. Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Marvin Webster 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. John Beasley 7
  Art Williams 7
162. Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
166. Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
176. Skeeter Swift 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Kenneth Gardner 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Billy James 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
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